Up@dawn 2.0

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Section H1, Group 2, Sub-Group Drew-Evan-Daniel-Austin

Our group took a walk around the COE in true peripatetic fashion, discussing our thoughts on Plato's idea of Eros and Perfect Disembodied Love. We established that the type of love that was discussed in the Symposium was Eros, which is a romantic or physical love. Aside from Eros, there are two other types of love: Agape, which is an all-encompassing and unconditional love, and Philos, which is a more general type of brotherly love. We seemed to come to the conclusion that we didn't really agree with Plato's idea of true love being a transcendent experience with the Form of Beauty, since this type of relationship had altered the original definition of Eros. Upon further discussion, we moved topics to the Theory of Forms. If there is a perfect Form for every physical object, what about abstract ideas like numbers, or colors, or even art? Do these concepts also have perfect Forms? How can we discover the nature of these abstract Forms when the ideas themselves are abstract?


  1. FQ: What is the most important/reasonable attempt to answer the problem of evil? (P 23)
    FQ: What is the main criticism of the Fine Tuning argument for God's existence?

    DQ: Since the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent god has not been either proven or disproven, why is the argument so polarizing that it causes wars and destruction globally?

    1. Evan Conley2:29 PM CST

      I don't know why but for some reason my google account name is Evan and Jamie and I can't figure out how to change it